Kent's Sporting Memories aims to record and preserve the post-war history of sport in east Kent using oral history. By raising into focus people's memories and lived experiences of sport in the region, we intend to build a fuller picture of east Kent's sporting past – including some of its traditions, places, social practices, events and icons – and to illuminate the ways in which this sporting and social landscape has changed over time. It is our hope that the project will give people the opportunity to discover and share the history of sport in east Kent for generations to come.
Calling Volunteers! Whether you're interested in oral history, local history, or historical research more generally; portrait photography; filmmaking; facilitating reminiscence sessions; or if you wish to share your sporting memories, we would love to hear from you. Training in oral history will be provided. Please contact Michael Romyn on 07423 284045 or at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Background: Beginning in 2019, the two-year funded Kent's Sporting Memories project is being carried out on behalf of Kent Sport, the Active Partnership for Kent, and in coordination with the Sporting Memories Foundation. It is funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund.
Kent Sport: https://www.kentsport.org/
The Sporting Memories Foundation: https://www.sportingmemoriesnetwork.com/
Kent Archives: https://www.kentarchives.org.uk/